Soroptimist International of Poway’s signature program is to provide housing for survivors of domestic violence. This program transitions the mother and children from dependency and abuse to a safe, self-sustaining lifestyle within 18 months. The Poway and North San Diego clubs have been helping Domestic Violence Survivors reclaim their lives in a positive supportive environment since 1997.

It costs approximately $10,000 annually to support one family in our Transitional Housing Program. The success of this program would not be possible without the generosity of our Hats & Heels Sponsors, community groups and numerous individuals. Our sincere appreciation to all involved for their continuing support.

Why Women and Girls

When you save a girl, you save a woman
When you save a woman, you save a family
When you save a family, you save a community
When you save a community, you save a nation
When you save a nation, you save the world

— Written by a Soroptimist Women’s Opportunity
Award Recipient

Every year in the United States, somewhere between
two million and four million women are assaulted by
their spouse or partner, according to the National
Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Read full article:https://www.npr.org/news/specials/housingfirst/
whoneeds/abuse.html